Sunday, September 29, 2013

Kraft, Black & Gold--for Christmas

I love using gold in my projects & wanted to ink up my new Penny Black Peace on Earth (40-256) stamp. Not sure I've ever used so much black on a Christmas card, but I think it works.  The star & baby Jesus are colored with a gold gel pen & then Stickles is added to the baby as well as the dots.  The window is made with Spellbinders Labels 2.  I masked the other 2 words so I could stamp "Peace" in Delicata Golden Glitz from this older Penny Black stamp called Happiness (3000F). Thin gold ribbon & dots finish it off. I'm entering the All That Glitters Is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World and Anything Goes at Simon Says.
Wet & windy all day--glad I didn't have to drive anywhere.  Wishing you a great week & thanks for your visit. 

26 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello dear Greta,

I saw the terrible downpours on TV and immediately thought of you and Ali Edwards ;)
Love your card and the effect of the simple stamping on kraft with some splatters and a touche of silver & gold! very modern and classy at the same time!

Thank You~

Sally said...

Greta, this is beautiful! Love the matted frame and the simplicity of the embossing with the addition of the sparkles from the gold and stickles!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
This card is very elegant, but Black will do that, great work.
Smiles:)
Sue

Jessi Fogan said...

Black may not be a traditional Christmas colour, but that just makes this card all the more elegant and striking paired with the traditional imagery. This is just so beautiful, Greta! Love the selective colouring in.

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Greta. The black looks amazing with the gold line image.

judkajudi said...

The label shape is the perfect "frame" for this image. I have that stamp on my desk, thinking about how to use it. I love nativity scenes for my Christmas cards. Beautiful card, Greta.

Trinh said...

I love the simple treatment for this beautiful stamp!

Laura Sterckx said...

Beautiful and very elegant looking card! I love the sentiment and the bow! :)
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Lisa said...

Such an elegant card Greta! I love the fancy frame you used to highlight this image!!

Kailash said...

Love the elegance on your card, beautiful!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

The black and gold are stunning together, Great! It makes this such a rich and elegant card!! I've heard on the news that you guys are getting hammered up there with tons of rain from a typhoon in Japan. Take care!! Nardell

cm said...

Just read "Nardell's" comment and yes, I, too write Great every time before correcting it to Greta (see, just did it again!). Great = you, in every way, so I'll consider any future 'errors' as just a way to let you know how amazing I consider you to be! Your card here is lovely - elegant, sophisticated, eye-catching and beautiful. Black and gold is a winning combination, as you've showcased here! Hope you're safe, warm and dry with all the weather playing havoc...thinking of you! Hugs, c

Jean said...

Isn't the weather crazy?! This is gorgeous! The die cut shape you chose to spotlight the stamp is perfect.

Rosemary said...

what an elegant card, greta... love the gold embossed on the kraft!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

The black definitely works!! And it all coordinates together elegantly and flawlessly! It is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I just saw this at SCS and it's even more beautiful here on your blog! I LOVE it!

Robin K. said...

This is stunning Greta!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the black and gold!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! I love your color choices and your stamped image, so beautiful.

Kanan Pandya said...

Lovely color combinations, Greta. The design and embossing looks beautiful and touch of gold ribbon make your card so elegant. :-)

Martha said...

WOW, Greta, this is simply FABULOUS!
I love how you used the kraft & black!

walchowDesign said...

Stunning card, Greta! Love how you combined the kraft with the black!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card Greta. The gold kraft and black are wonderful together.

Cath said...

Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Gitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jill said...

Love this, Greta! Congrats on the Penny Black facebook mention!

pattyb said...

Just beautiful!!!